Brenton C. Dodge
Brenton C. Dodge of Webster Groves, Missouri died September 1, 2013 at the age of 87. The son of Charles and Ethyl Dodge, he was born on August 12, 1926 in Scarborough, ME. He graduated from Scarborough High School in 1944, from Bates College, Lewiston, ME in 1948 and from Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia in 1951. An ordained American Baptist pastor, he served churches in Silver Spring, MD, Wilmington, DE, Bangor, PA and Dayton, OH. He also worked for the American Baptist Churches USA in Massachusetts and California.
In retirement, he moved to St. Louis in 1991 and was active in the Concord Coalition, served as a tutor with OASIS, and provided consultation in stewardship with local churches. A member of Union Avenue Christian Church, after 9/11 he became an active participant in Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis and facilitated an Interfaith dialogue group. He enjoyed playing his trumpet in the AIM and the OASIS bands and was an avid gardener.
He is survived by his wife, Karen B. Tye; two sons, Stephen Dodge and wife, Gayle of Houston, TX and Kenneth Dodge of Franklin, TN; a step-son, David Brock of Baltimore, MD and a step-daughter, Kathleen Clegg and husband, Joseph of Affton; eight grandchildren: Jason Dodge, Sara MacKay, Jennifer Dyer, Katie Lewis, Phillip and Bonnie Dodge, Aidan and Lily Clegg; three great grandchildren: Corbin and Madison MacKay and Evelyn Dyer; a brother, Malcolm Dodge of Concord, NH and a sister, Marion Moseley of Westbrook, ME; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd., St. Louis. A time of visitation begins at 10 a.m. and the service is at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, 483 East Lockwood Ave., Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63119 or to Union Avenue Christian Church.